IMdB - Fire Christina - Dharma as Charity

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You know Jenna Elfman at one point was VERY close to playing Charity?

But the creative team and the Weisslers decided she wasn't the right choice.
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Just close the show!
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There you are!

I thought it interesting they were comparing this to NINE.
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Yep. Jenna Elfman is one in a long list of actresses slated to play Charity and then never did.
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Well they need a Charity by the end of the week, or the show is a goner.
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These knuckleheads also think that Jenna Elfman would be a good Sally Bowles.
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as i recall jenna was suppose to go into the jane role in NINE but was fired...scuse me i mean let go.
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Zelda - in that link I posted, someone mention she was "let go"
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I dunno if Jenna can sing, but Christina totally reminded me of her as Charity!!
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I believe it was mentioned on here that Jenna can't sing. At all. Not even a little bit.
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Christina lost me when she put her downstage arm up to hold the hat on the TONYS as she kicked away, That was either a BAD Choreographer or a BAD Dancer.
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Christina said she was scared as hell for the Tony performance. She is tons better in the theatre. Her dancing in the theatre is quite impressive, she trained in dance for over 20 years, she can obviously dance. Her singing has gotten MUCH stronger. And her acting is absolutely perfect.
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I'd love to see her do it, just once, to see if she could pull it off.
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It is still just a big downer to have someone like that revive a role that Verdon created. "Nobody's got no class".
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Actually, I remember an announcement at the time that Jenna Elfman would go into Nine at a later date, after further preparation. She's probably just about ready around now...
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Hahahahahahahaahaha
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I would like to see someone like Kristin Bell take over the role. She's young still but I think she's great.
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re: IMdB - Fire Christina - Dharma as Charity#18
Posted: 12/12/05 at 10:01pm
Smaxie's right. The producers announced that Jenna Elfman had simply "delayed" her opening in Nine. Then it was never mentioned again!
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re: IMdB - Fire Christina - Dharma as Charity#19
Posted: 12/12/05 at 11:38pm

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Elfman was the first in the long line of "name" actresses originally proposed for Charity (Marisa Tomei, Jane Krakowski, and-eventually-Christina). I believe she might have even done a workshop of it.
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re: IMdB - Fire Christina - Dharma as Charity#21
Posted: 12/13/05 at 10:30am
Elfman was not first, tomei was, then elfman, then krakowski. and ofcourse before tomei was the (unrelated) revival starring paula abdul.
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re: IMdB - Fire Christina - Dharma as Charity#22
Posted: 12/13/05 at 11:06am
Actually I believe Melissa Errico Fan is right. In terms of the time line for this revival(let's try to forget Paula's intentions) Elfman was first. I remember reading about her getting vocal coaching from Cy Coleman personally.(I guess he saw a Charity in her) She must not have been progressing, because it sort of just never happened. Tomei came next, was announced for a workshop and a mini tour. She was used in the advertising for some of the out of town houses, and left before the workshop. She was then replaced by Krakowski. You know the rest.
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re: IMdB - Fire Christina - Dharma as Charity#23
Posted: 12/13/05 at 11:29am
question: why wouldn't Jane Krakowskie play Charity. She would be wonderful, but I heard that she can't or something. Why?
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re: IMdB - Fire Christina - Dharma as Charity#24
Posted: 12/13/05 at 11:32am
Here's a link to a dishy article about why Krakowski was out of Charity:

http://entertainment.myway.com/celebgossip/pgsixceleb/id/07_23_2003_3.html

Wouldn't you have liked to be a fly on the wall for that blowup?
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Updated On: 12/13/05 at 11:32 AM